The David Livingstone Collection

Date of Auction: 18th June 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £150 - £180

An Anglo Saxon coin brooch of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066, pointed helmet type, Obv. bearded bust holding a sceptre, rev. voided short cross terminating in three crescents, ULFCITEL ON EOFR (York) S 1179, pierced four times to attach the hinge (intact) and catch plate (missing) to the obverse. £150-£180


Coin brooches were popular in 11th century in Britain, with the reverse design gilded and the obverse mounted with the pin and catch plate.

From the David Livingstone collection.